A LOCAL woman got the ball rolling to help a friend who recently was diagnosed with cancer and many more are getting on the bandwagon too.
Donna Alton thought a benefit dance would be a good idea to raise money for her longtime friend Kim Kaye, who is battling cancer.
“I just came up with the idea and asked a couple of people and away it went,” said Alton, who has been close friends with Kaye for almost 30 years.
“Everyone’s asking ‘what can I do’ ‘how can I help?’”
That includes friends from out of town calling and wanting to donate, she added.
Money raised will go to help the family with medical costs, said Alton.
Kaye spent almost two months in Vancouver and Kamloops for tests and radiation treatment and now is back here taking chemotherapy, but there are still costs said Alton.
The dance will feature local musicians, a silent auction and dessert auction.
Lots of desserts have been donated already but items or cash for the silent auction are still needed.
Organizers are still looking for volunteers too.
And another friend Billie Kryzanowski will get her head shaved if she reaches her goal of raising $1,500 for Kaye.
Her first goal of $1,000 was surpassed so the goal was raised, and may be raised again if needed.
An account has been set up for Kaye at the Toronto Dominion bank here.
Benefit Dance for Kim Kaye takes place from 7 p.m. Oct. 12 to the wee hours of the morning at the Terrace arena banquet room. Loved ones and friends are hosting this event to raise money in support of Kim Kaye’s fight against cancer. Music by various local musicians, silent auction, dessert auction, 50/50 draw, snacks and cash bar. No minors please. Tickets at Sight and Sound on Keith Ave. and by calling Donna 641-3044.